Irresistible And Authoritative, The Movie Musicalis An In Depth Look At The Singing, Dancing, Happy Making World Of Hollywood Musicals, Beautifully Illustrated In Color And Black And White An Essential Text For Anyone Who S Ever Laughed, Cried, Or Sung Along At The MoviesLeading Film Historian Jeanine Basinger Reveals, With Her Trademark Wit And Zest, The Whole Story Of The Hollywood Musical In The Most Telling, Most Incisive, Most Detailed, Most Gorgeously Illustrated Book Of Her Long And Remarkable Career From Fred Astaire, Whom She Adores, To La La Land, Which She Deplores, Basinger Examines A Dazzling Array Of Stars, Strategies, Talents, And Innovations In The History Of Musical Cinema Whether Analyzing A Classic Gene Kelly Routine, Relishing A Nelson Jeanette Operetta, Or Touting A Dynamic Hip Hop Number In The Underrated Idlewild , She Is A Canny And Charismatic Guide To The Many Ways That Song And Dance Have Been Seen And Heard On Film With Extensive Portraits Of Everyone From Al Jolson, The Jazz Singer To Doris Day, Whose Iconic Sunniness Has Overshadowed Her Dramatic Talents From Deanna Durbin, That Lovable Teen Star Of The S And S To Shirley T And Judy G From Bing To Frank To Elvis From Ann Miller To Ann Margret From Disney To Chicago Focusing On Many Beloved, Iconic Films Top Hat Singin In The Rain Meet Me In St Louis The Sound Of Music As Well As Unduly Obscure Gems Eddie Cantor S Whoopee Murder At The Vanities Sun Valley Serenade One From The Heart , This Book Is Astute, Informative, And Pure Pleasure To Read
Jeanine Basinger holds a BS and MS from South Dakota State University She is a film historian, professor of Film Studies at Wesleyan University and curator and founder of The Cinema Archives at Wesleyan University In addition, she is a trustee emeritus of the American Film Institute, a member of the Steering Committee of the National Center for Film and Video Preservation, and one of the Board
- 656 pages
- The Movie Musical!
- Jeanine Basinger
- 03 March 2018 Jeanine Basinger